U.S.State Dept.Background Note: Turkey…


Official Name: Republic of Turkey

Background Notes : Turkey 03/29/2012

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Background Notes : Turkey
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PROFILE

Geography
Area: 780,580 sq. km.
Cities: Capital–Ankara (pop. 4.66 million). Other cities–Istanbul (12.916 million), Izmir (3.86 million), Bursa (2.55 million), Adana (2.06 million), Gaziantep (1.65 million).
Terrain: Narrow coastal plain surrounds Anatolia, an inland plateau becomes increasingly rugged as it progresses eastward. Turkey includes one of the more earthquake-prone areas of the world.
Climate: Moderate in coastal areas, harsher temperatures inland.
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